Geneva College invites applications for the Nursing Program Administrator- Tenure Track Faculty. This position begins in June 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. All faculty ranks will be considered. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
Following is a complete job description with required skills, abilities, education and experience; applicants meeting the minimum qualifications should submit the following information for consideration.
Please send the following materials for consideration:
A focused letter which addresses the candidate's interest in this position, date of availability and the specific skills and qualifications related to this position; especially the candidate’s fitness for teaching and integrating faith in the classroom.
A statement of faith (“This is what I believe”) (1-page limit)
A statement of your faith journey and church involvement (1-page limit)
A statement which describes the integration of your field and Christian faith in light of the Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” (available at www.geneva.edu/page/employment)
Official undergraduate and graduate transcripts;
Geneva College invites applications for a Nursing Program Administrator- Tenure Track Faculty. This position begins in June 1, 2018 and will remain open until filled. All Faculty ranks will be considered. Minority and female applicants are strongly encouraged to apply.
The Geneva College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment as the Nursing Program Administrator with a start date of June 1, 2018. Responsible directly to the Vice President of Academic Affairs (VPAA), the Director of Nursing provides broad leadership for all activities of the Nursing Program, including hiring, faculty and staff evaluation and other personnel activities, budget, programs, services, operations, planning, and program evaluation. Working closely with the faculty and staff, the Director oversees the daily activities of the RN-BSN program and consults with and advises the Vice President of Academic Affairs in matters pertaining to the program’s activities, needs, opportunities, and development. A key responsibility of the Nursing Program Administrator will be to prepare documents required for accreditation of the RN-BSN program.
This is a tenure track faculty appointment and all ranks will be considered. This appointment will primarily be administrative with some required teaching responsibilities. The candidate should be able to teach courses appropriate for a Bachelor’s of Nursing program. Preferred applicants would also be able to assist with Anatomy and Physiology courses.
The College places a high value on student-faculty interaction and the selected candidate will be expected to be engaged beyond the classroom. This would include participating in recruiting events, and providing academic advising for students in Nursing including providing supervision of students during their senior capstone experience. Faculty are also required to serve on committees of the faculty, when elected or appointed. He/she is involved in appropriate community and college-wide organizations to advance the program’s mission, goals, and objectives.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.
Selected candidates will be expected to fulfill the following:
Serve as the VPAA’s designee for the purpose of reviewing, commenting upon, and forwarding recommendations for interview and appointment of faculty.
Serve as the VPAA’s designee for the evaluation of faculty.
Makes recommendations for faculty tenure and promotion.
Serve as the VPAA’s designee for the review of nursing curriculum.
Supervise all staff in the Department of Nursing.
Work closely with college committees to provide leadership to recruit faculty, staff, and students.
Work closely with faculty and staff to coordinate student, faculty, and staff retention strategies. Serves as a mentor and advocate for faculty and staff.
Collaborate with the Director of the Student Success Center and his/her colleagues to ensure that students have appropriate support services.
Seek input from students regarding opportunities for program growth and development.
Work closely with faculty and staff to lead and support student academic and non-academic advisement programs and processes.
Develop nursing course schedules.
Make faculty assignments to nursing courses based on experiential and academic levels.
Establish and maintain partnerships, contracts, and collaborative agreements for nursing programs.
Provide leadership, in close collaboration with faculty and staff, to maintain national accreditations and conduct program reviews.
Work closely with college Admissions staff to oversee selection of students into nursing programs.
Work with faculty and staff to organize and host recruitment events and orientation programs for students in the RN-BSN program in partnership with Admissions colleagues.
Review and periodically update RN-BSN program policies, procedures, student handbook, faculty handbook, and undergraduate catalogue.
Review and verify degree program requirements and transfer course articulations.
Work closely with the VPAA to plan and monitor the RN-BSN budget.
Support fund-raising efforts that relate to advancing the department and program.
Oversee the management, purchase, and maintenance of instructional and other equipment.
Supervise and manage the RN-BSN budget.
Serve on appropriate community boards and committees, including the Nursing Advisory Committee, and partnering school advisory committees (i.e. Community College of Beaver County).
Serve as a member of appropriate Geneva College and nursing program committees.
Work closely with the marketing department to provide leadership to effectively promote the program, including the development of brochures, publications, direct mail, Web site, advertising, and news releases.
Serve as spokesperson and contact person for the Department of Nursing within the college and the community.
Provide support and leadership for the nursing program, faculty, staff, and curricula. Serve as a resource for faculty and staff at partner institutions, and collaborate with administration of affiliating agencies.
Oversee the processing of student change of status forms, course waivers, and course substitutions, and other forms.
Provide leadership for maintenance of student records.
Work with faculty to select students for awards and honorary recognitions.
Attend Commencement ceremonies and other official activities.
Address day-to-day student and faculty issues and concerns.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Teach six to twelve credits per year depending on Nursing program enrollment.
Adequately prepare all course materials and lessons (Note preparation time will vary based on instructor experience in teaching that course)
Provide each student with clear course expectations, evaluations and timelines through carefully written topical outlines and approved, standardized syllabus
Provide interesting and relevant assignments for students that demonstrate learning outcomes in a real-life setting
Keep abreast of current developments in their disciplines through scholarly activity, continuously update course content, improve the method of instruction, and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction.
Suitably challenge, engage serve and communicate with students to encourage their participation and learning while maintaining mutual value and respect
Complete grade books, final grade sheets, learning assessments and final exam assessments on a timely basis
Respond to student questions on a timely basis
Ensure course and program learning outcomes are delivered as defined by the syllabus
The candidate must be a thoughtful and articulate Christian and an active member of a Protestant evangelical church. Preference will be given to candidates who support and have an articulate understanding of the Reformed faith. The individual must understand and support the College’s doctrinal position as stated in the College Charter and the “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” by expressing an evangelical Christian profession of faith and demonstrate the ability to integrate a Christian perspective in their work.
Education and Experience
Candidates must hold a master of science in nursing degree. An earned doctorate preferred. A master’s degree with a specific plan for completing doctoral preparation within 5 years may be considered. Professional leadership experience in nursing practice, education, and/or administration preferred.
Typical educational setting. Geneva is organized around academic departments. The position is in the department of nursing. Teaching is at the undergraduate level and primarily on ground, but there is the possibility of future development of graduate and online.
Responsibilities of the Faculty @ Geneva College
Geneva College is founded upon a Biblical view of life and the world as expressed in evangelical and reformed theology and set forth in “Foundational Concepts of Christian Education” It is committed consciously and wholeheartedly to offering Christian higher education designed for the whole life of the whole person. Consequently, faculty should strive to:
Demonstrate Christian living and obedience in personal growth, in the interactions of College life, and in dedication to Christian calling and service;
Seek an understanding and articulation of how the Word of God directs the search for truth;
Pursue excellence in their work;
Show concern for those under their care and instruction;
Value the contributions of all members of the College community and support one another in various tasks; and
Be motivated by a vision that the College was founded upon the providential mercy of God, and that their primary purpose is to serve Him within the world-wide company of Christian believers and in the geographical area where God has placed the College.
Along with a commitment to the above statements from the College Catalog, all faculty members recognize certain concomitant responsibilities to their students, to their colleagues, and to the College and broader community.
To students faculty members will strive to
Demonstrate how course content can be viewed or interpreted from a Christian perspective.
Keep abreast of current developments in their disciplines, continuously update course content, improve the method of instruction, and regularly evaluate the effectiveness of their instruction.
Maintain in their classrooms and elsewhere an intellectual and attitudinal environment in which students are stimulated to learn, to ask questions, and to explore alternative approaches to problems.
Respect students as persons, being concerned about their progress, and be willing to hear their points of view without prejudice.
Be committed to promoting cultural diversity in curricular offerings and classroom activities which demonstrate an appreciation of all individuals consistent with the Christian character of the College.
Inform students at the beginning of each semester to the objectives of each course and organize the method of instruction and time allocation so as to meet those objectives.
Provide a syllabus to students early in each course concerning course requirements, such as examinations, papers, grading policies, disability accommodations, academic integrity, and attendance. Examinations and papers, which are used for determining a course grade, should be available to students for inspection and discussion. Students’ grades should be based on recognized academic standards.
Hold classes and examinations as scheduled and, in the event of necessary absence, inform students in advance of changes in schedule and making suitable alternative arrangements.
Be readily available to students for individual conferences relating to coursework or other matters of concern and interest to students. Faculty should post a schedule indicating times when they will be available for consultation.
Understand the curriculum adequately to provide accurate advising to students.
To their colleagues, faculty members have a responsibility to
Comply with policies and procedures established by the faculty.
Respect the rights of free inquiry and expression of opinion by their colleagues in accordance with the College’s statement on academic freedom.
Acknowledge in their own publications the contributions which colleagues have made to research and other endeavors.
Evaluate or comment fairly and objectively on the work of colleagues when peer evaluation is required for the purposes of promotion, curriculum assessment, and the like.
To the College faculty members have a responsibility to
Participate in the committee work and other channels of self-governance on departmental or college levels.
Observe the regulations of the College which are designed to promote freedom for teaching and research, and participate through orderly means in seeking modification in these regulations when they are considered inappropriate.
Indicate when they are speaking as private persons that they are not speaking for or representing the College.
Participate in faculty meetings, workshops, and the College’s faculty development program.
Faculty members are encouraged to participate in endeavors for improvement of the spiritual, economic, social and cultural life of the college community, especially when they have an expertise which may make their contribution particularly valuable and when such a contribution can be made without interfering with their primary obligations for teaching and scholarly endeavor.
Geneva College is a challenging Christian college that prepares students to challenge the world and succeed.
We provide an academically rigorous education comprised of distinctive and innovative courses. Geneva offers over 40 undergraduate majors and seven master’s degree programs, with the most popular including business, engineering, education, biology, communication, psychology, student min...istry and human services. And our liberal arts core fosters a breadth of knowledge through the study of humanities, the social and natural sciences, biblical studies, and experiential learning. Founded by the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America, Geneva helps students meet the challenge of becoming everything God means them to be.
Our 55-acre campus is located in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, about 35 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Geneva College is a founding member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU).